Kristie A. Blaes
CHERRYVALE — Kristie A. Blaes, 67, of Cherryvale died Friday, July 30, 2010, at the Labette Health because of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
She was born March 16, 1943, in Independence to Charles “Tiny” and Vivian “GG” (Hurd) Moon. She graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1961 and received an associate’s degree fro Independence Community College. She received a degree in elementary education from Pittsburg State Univer...
Clara G. Sears Pace
GIRARD — Clara G. Sears Pace, 87, of Girard, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in the Girard Medical Center in Girard. She was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Altamont a daughter of Howard and Kate (Alexander) George. She grew up and attended schools in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School. She married Victor H. Sears on May 12, 1946, in Howard George’s home in Oswego. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1980. She married Francis Pac...
Hoyt Verner Stocker
Hoyt Verner Stocker, 81, of Parsons died at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital at Joplin.
He was born May 26, 1929, at Monett, Mo., a son of Hoyt Verner and Barbara Stocker. He attended school at Carthage and graduated from high school in 1947. On April 27, 1947, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was a machine gunner and served in the Korean War and Guam. He also was a part of the Marine Corps base bands. He was discharg...
Leona B. Bernd
CHERRYVALE — Leona B. Bernd, 100, Cherryvale, died Friday, July 30, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Independence. She was born Dec. 23, 1909, in Tipton to John Baptist and Katherine Regina (Hake) Stiechen. She graduated from Tipton High School in 1927. She was a PBX operator in the Jayhawk Hotel in Topeka for some time. She married Lawrence “Bud” Henry Bernd on Feb. 11, 1939, in Tipton. He preceded her in death. Survivors include six children,...
Paul J. Seifert
Paul J. Seifert, 72, of rural Parsons died Sunday evening, Aug. 1, 2010, at his residence from injuries sustained in a farming accident. The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The casket will remain closed. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Complete obituary details will be announced. Online condolences may be lef...
J. Corrine Ervin
Johanna Corrine (Martin) Ervin, 91, of Parsons died peacefully at her home at 5:35 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010. Corrine was born on Feb. 10, 1919, in rural Miami County near Wellsville to Montie A. and G. Hazel (Upham) Martin. She grew up on the family farm, Montie Martin Farms, attended Prairie Bell School (Richland Township) and graduated from Paola High School in 1936. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the Universit...
Kenneth Wade ‘Chooch’ Talley
WICHITA — Kenneth Wade “Chooch” Talley, 36, of Wichita, formerly of Parsons, died at 2:33 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in Wichita. He was born on Jan. 24, 1974, in Tahlequah, Okla., a son of Kenneth James and Elizabeth Sue (Fishinghawk) Talley. He was raised in Parsons and attended school here. On Sept. 28, 2001, he married Stormy Dawn Johnson at Independence. She survives of Parsons. Other survivors include a son, Nathaniel Wade Talle...
Orby F. Whitaker
MOUND VALLEY — Orby F. Whitaker, 83, of Mound Valley died at 12:37 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home. He had been in failing health. He was born on Feb. 12, 1927, at Hallowell to Harvey and Hazel (Ping) Whitaker. He grew up on the family farm in the Neodesha and Thayer area, where he attended country schools. He held various jobs before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1950 at age 25. He was stationed at various Air Forc...
Trudy L. Shields
CHETOPA — Trudy L. Shields, 41, of Chetopa, formerly of Oswego, died at 1:33 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She was born Feb. 22, 1969, in San Bernardino, Calif., to T.L. and Wanda Lee (Neal) Martin. As a baby, her mother married Bob Scott whom Trudy always considered to be her father. She moved to Chetopa with her family when she was in the eighth grade and was a 1987 graduate of Chetopa High...
Donald E. Slagle
Donald E. Slagle, 89, a former Parsons resident, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, at his home in Enterprise, Ala. He moved to Enterprise from Parsons in October 2007. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Slagle.
The service is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Aug. 9, in Parsons. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Pittsburg.
Further obituary information will be provided by Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Lesta Kay Sutherby
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Lesta Kay Sutherby, 43, a resident of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Fredonia and Parsons, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at her home. She was born May 2, 1967, in Hutchinson the daughter of Richard and Catherine (Lucas) Reasoner. She was a graduate of Parsons High School and served in the United States Army. Currently she was employed at Bridgestone Tire Co. in Clarksville. Survivors include her father, Richard L. ...
Martha L. Stokes
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Martha L. Stokes, 76, of Carthage, Mo., a longtime resident of Chetopa, died at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage. She was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Hitchcock, Okla., to Rufus and Carrie (Puckett) Fee. She worked at Eastern State Hospital in Vinita, Okla., until retirement in 1993. For 40 years, she was involved in the nursing profession. On March 27, 1959, she m...
Terry Sue Lee
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Terry Sue Lee, 55, of Colorado Springs, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1954, in Coffeyville to Gearold “Dub” and Carol (Hanson) Morris.
Mrs. Lee was a licensed practical nurse in Fort Carson and Colorado Springs.
Survivors include her husband, James Lee of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Tara Gonzalez and Enoch of Colorado Springs and Jamie Lattanzio and Thomas of Arizona; a son, James Richa...
Orby F. Whitaker
MOUND VALLEY — Orby F. Whitaker, 83, of Mound Valley died at 12:37 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home. Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Trudy L. Shields
OSWEGO — Trudy L. Shields, 41, of Oswego died at 1:33 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She had been in her usual health and death was not expected. Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Margo M. Rinkenberger
DENNIS — Margo M. (Botts) Rinkenberger, 65, of Dennis died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Regal Estates, Independence. She was born on Oct. 25, 1944, in Carthage, Mo., to Cecil and Hazel (Shafer) Botts. She attended school in Independence. On Dec. 17, 1993, she married Roger Lewis Rinkenberger in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death. She was a self-employed cosmetologist. Survivors include her mother, Hazel Shafer of Neodesha; three sons, Jame...
CHICAGO — Leroy Adams, 78, of Chicago, formerly of Parsons, died Dec. 16, 2009, in Evanston, Ill.
The body has been cremated. The memorial service was in Evanston in December. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Eldon Freeland officiating.
Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of local arrangements.
Patricia Ann Barber
Patricia Ann Barber, 46, of Parsons died at her home Wednesday, July 14, 2010. She was born April 1, 1964, in West Helena, Ark., to Harry and Mary (Tyus) Barber. She was a certified nurse’s aide. Survivors include a daughter, Ericka Barber, of Parsons; a granddaughter; three brothers, Bryon Barber of Parsons, Wraine Meadows Sr. of Tulsa and Daniel Meadows Jr. of Webber, Texas; and four sisters, Carolyn Barber of Oswego, Mary Maxine Cavitte...
Robert D. ‘Bob’ Lancaster
IOLA — Robert Daniel “Bob” Lancaster, 72, of Iola died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Kansas City Hospice House. He was born June 15, 1938, at St. Paul to Cyril Robert and Ellen Marie (Kennedy) Lancaster. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1956. Mr. Lancaster served in the U.S. Army. He was an electrician for Westar Energy, retiring in 2000. On March 6, 1971, he married Margie Ann Hodgens. They later divorced. Survivors include twi...
Margaret A. Brintnall
McCUNE — Margaret A. Brintnall, 87, a longtime McCune area resident, was pronounced dead at her home Saturday afternoon, July 24, 2010. She had been in her usual health, but her death was unexpected. She was born on May 9, 1923, at the family farm north of McCune to Barton and Ella Mae (Samp) Parsons. She grew up on the family farm and attended country schools and McCune High School. She graduated in 1941 and moved to Pittsburg, where she att...